Systems Engineer

  • Wintrust Financial
  • Rosemont, IL
  • Nov 23, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • The Research and Development team acts as an extension of Wintrust business lines and departments, providing a means to conduct research, discover and test solutions, automating processes, enabling them to make informed decisions on future direction, initiatives, and operational efficiencies.  We don't want to be the cool department at Wintrust, we want to be the department that makes other areas cool.

Position Overview

The Systems Engineer role has primary responsibility for designing and development of server based solutions for Microsoft Windows Server OS / VMWARE/ Unix / Linux / storage platforms in our enterprise environments along with other infrastructure solutions. General duties include building to standards as defined by the organization. Taking into consideration monitoring\tuning, capacity planning, vulnerability management, disaster recovery, standardization, continuous improvement, and assisting in the long term strategic planning for the environment.  Partners with management and other engineers to provide technical support using their background to take on entry level work assignments the team is engaged in. Works with Advanced, Senior and Lead Engineers to support the environment. Strong people skills and the ability to balance a large work load are essential.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, deploy, administer and support core technologies (e.g. Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, Redhat)

  • Assist in defining and documenting best practices and support procedures

  • Stay current with technological developments

  • Assist in conducting research and making recommendations.

  • Strong customer focus and management of client expectations; ability to establish and maintain a high level of user trust and confidence in IT’s knowledge of and concern for users’ business needs.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to present and explain technical information to diverse types of audiences (management, users, vendors, technical staff) in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding. Ability to write clear proposals and technical documents


  • 3-5 years of related experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Experience building and deploying server and storage based solutions

  • Experience using/leveraging server virtualization technologies like VMWare Server/ESX, Microsoft HyperV/Virtual Server or equivalent

  • Experience managing networks

  • Highly desirable certifications but not required:

    • CompTIA Server+

    • Linux Professional Institute (LPI): LPIC System Administrator

    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

    • VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization


From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.